All About Japan

Navigating the Sapporo Snow Festival

Featuring intricate snow and ice sculptures on a monumental scale—including pop culture icons and near-life-sized replicas of famous structures—the Sapporo Snow Festival draws over 2 million visitors each year.

Knights vs. Samurai—in Real Life!

Ever wondered who would win in a fight of knights versus samurai? At the Japan Armored Battle League, you can finally find out!

The Art of Emoji

Artist Shinjii Murakami has taken the modern emoji pictogram as the inspiration for an exhibition in New York.

The Wonder 500™ Exhibition in New York

The Wonder 500™ Project Management Office is launching The Wonder 500™ campaign in New York to showcase unique Japanese products that are unfamiliar outside of the country.

'Blossom Blast' Celebrates Female Artists

Don't get this confused with flower power! Blossom Blast is an exhibition celebrating Japanese female artists based in Japan.

Michelin-Starred Chef on Ichiju-Sansai

Michelin-starred chef David Bouley presented a seminar on 'ichiju-sansai' to 20 chefs from Aramark Corporation, one of the largest food service providers for educational institutions in the U.S.

5 Top Tokyo Club Events for Valentine's 2016

Whether you're looking for someone or looking for a way to spend Valentine's with that special someone, here are some hot tips for Tokyo's nightlife scene!

Bacon Ice Cream & Photographer Yoshiyuki Oku

Check out eccentric photographer Yoshiyuki Okayama's must-see exhibition, 'Bacon Ice Cream' in Shibuya!

Pompompurin Takes Over Shinjuku Station!

The adorable half dog, half flan Sanrio character, Pompompurin, is making commuters' lives a little more cheerful at Shinjuku station.

Discover the Balance of Japanese Cuisine

During Ichiju-Sansai Week at Georgetown University, students can taste from a Japanese menu developed by the Japanese master chef of a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Ukiyo-e Inspired Cutely Gothic Charms

Part adorable, part gruesome, these charms embody the works of one of the most influential ukiyo-e artist of all time.

The Wonder 500™ Takes New York City

A truly 'wondrous' exhibition in the Big Apple!

The GazettE Invades North & South America

Japanese hard-rock, visual-kei band The GazettE will be playing New York, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Dallas, Toronto and more from April 15 to May 5, 2016.

Get Sweets & Tea at The Wonder 500™ in NY!

As you check out an incredible selection of 500 fascinating products from Japan, taste some fantastic Japanese sweets and tea absolutely free!

All Aboard Tokyo's Love Train!

If you're dying to board this love train, don't wait to schedule a date with your Valentine, because this event ends March 13!

Tokyo Toy Show: A Toy Lover's Paradise

From adorable characters and video games to unique plushies and robots, Japan is a great place to visit for both the young and young at heart. The International Tokyo Toy Show may well be the ultimate embodiment of this youthful spirit.

Ginormous Anime Snow Sculptures

It seems the 2016 Sapporo Snow Festival has some larger-than-life anime characters in store!

Rent an Island for a Day

For about as much as a month's rent in Tokyo, you can reserve an island for a day off the coast of Kanagawa Prefecture.

Kicking It Old School

If you happen to be in Kyoto around the turn of the New Year, you won't want to miss this spectacle of men and women dressed in Heian-style robes playing their version of soccer.

Take Your Date Chocolate Mining

Want to find the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day this year? How about mining for chocolate in Isetan's Shinjuku department store?

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